Ocean Navigator is now an official sponsor of the 2022 Vallarta Race, San Diego Yacht Club’s long-standing traditional event sailing to the Mexican mainland on a 1,000 nm course from San Diego to Puerto Vallarta, Mexico. For for SDYC, racing to the Mexican mainland goes back to the first race iu 1953. The race is set to start in three classes on March 10, 11 and 12, 2022. Currently, there are 28 entrants for the race. This ocean race is a natural event for ON to participate in as a sponsor as it promotes offshore sailing skills and voyaging techniques that are prized by our readers.
Here’s something about the race from the Vallarta Race website: “The 2020 Puerto Vallarta Race finished just as everyone was confronted with the life changing coronavirus pandemic. Fortunately, steps have been taken and will continue to be taken to allow the running of the race in 2022. The last event attracted almost thirty (30) entries and with the cancellations of numerous yachting events since March 2020, expectations are high for a very strong level of participation in the next edition of the San Diego to Puerto Vallarta race.
The 2020 race had participants ranging in size from the Overall Winner in the Hobie 33 Sizzle to Line Honors Winner the Botin 80 Cabron. For the 2022 race the list of competitors will continue to attract diverse entries among all sizes of boats with many of the West Coast’s finest grand prix yachts participating such as the Volvo 70 Pyewacket and the new Botin 56 Bad Pak.”